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News & Blogs
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Why we should all be trying to ‘dull disasters’ (and not just governments)
Response to disasters should involve careful risk management, rather than the current emotional, headline-grabbing state of affairs. This is what the authors of a new book ‘Dull Disasters’ are advocating for.
Start Fund responds to 100th crisis alert
The Start Fund has responded to its 100th emergency alert in just over two years by sending urgent help to victims of flooding in Bangladesh.
Sharing lessons about crisis preparedness in Ethiopia
Helen Asnake discusses the recent learning hub event in Ethiopia with partners of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme.
Understanding the challenges of communicating with refugees in Europe
‘If you had to flee your country, what’s the one piece of technology you would take with you?’ asks an innovative new short film from BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity.
New HR platform to transform surge capacity
The Start Network and the CHS Alliance are pleased to launch a new interactive human resources (HR) platform to help HR and humanitarian staff share good practice and learn from each other when undertaking surge responses.
Global Parametrics to bring insurance to vulnerable communities in developing countries
The imminent launch of Global Parametrics is interesting news in the world of disaster risk transfer and financing for the developing world and development communities.
Communicating with disaster affected communities
Start Network partner CDAC Network enables its members to come together to ensure that communities affected by crises are communicated with effectively and actively engaged in decisions about the relief and recovery efforts in their country.
New Start Fund decision making groups in Senegal, Cameroon, and DRC
Three more Start Fund Decision Making Groups have been set up in Senegal, Cameroon and DRC, Kat Reichel tells us more.